A serious injury can feel nearly impossible to overcome. Whether you slipped on a wet floor in a mall or were hit by a distracted truck driver, you are suffering because of someone else’s actions or inactions. Now, no one is stepping forward to take responsibility and pay for the costs of your recovery and the damage caused by the accident. What can you do while you’re dealing with all you’ve suffered?
At Fischer Redavid PLLC, we’ve handled many personal injury cases in which the liable party doesn’t want to pay the damages that follow the accident they caused through negligence. Our law firm is built on the foundation of helping injured victims like you overcome their injuries and get the compensation they rightly deserve for a financial, physical, and emotional recovery.
Our Miami personal injury lawyers are on your side. The claims process isn’t easy, but our lawyers will be with you every step of the way fighting for the justice and full compensation you deserve.
Types of Personal Injury Cases Our Miami Office Handles
When filing a civil lawsuit after an injury, it matters what type of accident you were involved in. But, if you don’t have legal experience with accident claims, all you know is that you suffered injuries because someone was careless with your safety. The little details can affect your claim, but those little details can be handled by your personal injury lawyer.
When it comes to specifics about your accident claim and the Florida and Miami laws that play a role, your injury lawyers can help you prepare and understand those details before you head to the courtroom. You deserve to focus on your recovery, not the complex details of a civil lawsuit—that’s what our attorneys are here for.
We help clients with all types of personal injury cases, including those involving:
- Bicycle accidents
- Birth injuries
- Boating accidents
- Brain injuries
- Bus accidents
- Car accidents
- Child injuries
- Construction accidents
- Cruise ship injuries
- Defective drugs
- Medical malpractice
- Motorcycle accidents
- Negligent security
- Nursing home abuse
- Pedestrian accidents
- Premises liability
- Prison injuries
- Product liability
- Sexual abuse
- Slip and falls
- Emotional distress
- Spinal cord injuries
- Truck accidents
- Wrongful death
We also represent clients in cases involving civil rights violations, as well as business disruption claims. Reach out to our firm today to learn more, including how our attorneys can assist you with your legal needs, during a free, no-obligation consultation.
Evaluating Liability in Your Personal Injury Case
When you’re hurt in a serious accident, you need to know who’s at fault for your injuries and who has financial liability. You may know who caused your injuries, for example, but they may not be the ones legally responsible for seeing you compensated for the ensuing losses.
For example, you may have been injured because an employee at a department store didn’t warn you about a wet floor, leading to a slip-and-fall premises liability accident. Technically, they caused the accident, but their employer or the property owner are the ones liable for the damage and the costs of your injuries.
Fault can get complicated, and you may need guidance to identify the liable party in your accident claim. One of your attorney’s jobs is to investigate the accident to firmly determine what caused it, and then work to identify who is liable for causing the accident and what form their negligence took.
Personal Injury Lawsuits After a Criminal Case
In some cases, you may have been injured by someone in the middle of committing a crime. They may have even already been convicted of the crime, but what does that mean for your injuries? A criminal conviction is intended to bring justice and deter future criminal acts, but it’s not meant to compensate the victims of accidents and injuries.
Victims must wait until the criminal trial has concluded to file a civil personal injury lawsuit. However, your personal injury lawyers can use evidence from the criminal trial for your civil lawsuit. Even if the at-fault party is not convicted of a crime, they can still be held accountable in civil court, which means a chance at financial compensation for you.
Compensation for Miami Personal Injury Victims
A severe personal injury comes with costs. These costs are often financial, but they can also be intangible in nature, too. Damages are the financial compensation you receive to pay for these costs. Whether you were hurt in a car accident or need help with premises liability cases, your attorney will seek compensation from all responsible parties that reflects the entirety of your losses. This is true whether you need to sue the state or federal government or multiple insurance companies.
There are two main types of compensatory damages:
- Economic Damages: Economic damages will impact your life immediately. Your injuries may require long-term medical care, which can mean hundreds of thousands of dollars. You may also be unable to work while you heal from your personal injury, which means lost income, wages, and money. If your property was damaged during the accident, that firmly falls under economic damages, too.
- Non-Economic Damages: Your damages should also cover your emotional and mental suffering from the accident. These damages are intangible, but they can affect your quality of life as much, if not more, than physical injuries. For example, if you broke a bone, you may suffer from intense pain that makes it hard to focus on daily tasks. Your personal injury lawyers have the legal team and the tools to calculate the monetary value of these accident losses and help get you the result you require.
In addition to compensatory damages, some personal injury cases call for punitive damages, as well. Also known as “exemplary” damages, punitive damages are meant to punish the defendant rather than compensate the plaintiff for specific losses. While punitive damages are less commonly awarded than compensatory damages, the court may choose to award punitive damages if it determines that the defendant acted with gross or egregious negligence, willful or wanton misconduct, or intent to inflict injury or harm.
Connect with a Personal Injury Attorney Today
When you’re seeking compensation for a personal injury, it can be tough to get the settlement you need to compensate for what you’ve suffered. The liable party doesn’t want to pay for the losses the accident caused, which leaves you paying out of your own pocket if you don’t take them to court. If you’re inexperienced in handling an injury claim, you could be putting your personal injury case at risk.
That’s why our lawyers at Fischer Redavid PLLC focus on helping people like you rightly recover compensation for their injuries. We’ve recovered millions in personal injury damages and have the resources to make a difference in your claim and get you the results you need. We’re ready to seek your maximum compensation. That way, you can have the legal security that allows you to put your focus on your health and emotional recovery.
When you’re ready to get started on your lawsuit, your Miami personal injury lawyer is ready to provide the legal services you need. Call or contact us online for a free consultation.
$11.9 Million Settlement
Civil Rights / Pretrial Detainee / Medical Negligence
Our law firm obtained a global settlement of $11.9 Million from multiple at-fault parties, including corporations and government agencies, for our client who was a pretrial detainee in a county jail and the victim of medical negligence and deliberate indifference to his serious medical needs in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment.
$5 Million Settlement
Car Accident / Wrongful Death / Serious Bodily Injury
Our law firm represented a family who suffered a life-altering loss on Christmas Day. The patriarch of the family had recently become a grandfather. When all the family gathered at his house for Christmas festivities, he and his adult son ran out to the local gas station to grab soda and chips.
$5 Million Verdict
Rear-End Collision/ Car Accident
Our client was the rear-seat passenger in a car service arranged to take her back and forth to medical appointments. The driver of her car caused an accident and refused to call 911.
$3 Million Settlement
Truck Crash / Wrongful Death / Serious Bodily Injury
Our law firm represented the estate of one brother who died in a tragic truck crash, and his brother, who survived the crash. The two brothers were on a motorcycle headed home from band practice.
$2.5 Million Verdict
Uber Accident / Traumatic Brain Injury
Our client was a passenger in an Uber that was hit in a March 2018 car accident and suffered injuries. We filed a claim against Progressive insurance company and obtained a verdict of $2.5 million in a trial in Miami-Dade County, Florida.
$2.1 Million Verdict
Slip & Fall/ Child Injury
Our law firm represented a minor child who slipped and fell at a bowling alley while attending a cousin's birthday party. There was concern over her left knee.
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Yes, it is often substantially more challenging to prove negligence in medical malpractice than in something like a car or motorcycle accident. Your injury lawyers will likely need to call on medical experts as expert witnesses and thoroughly demonstrate how the medical care you received was not in line with the care that would have been prescribed by a reasonable medical practitioner.
Your child’s health and safety are the top priority for your family, but someone else hurt them. Now, you’re concerned about their financial and physical recovery, not to mention the medical bills that will follow. Your loved one can’t sue on their own until they’re 18. Although the statute of limitations for personal injury claims doesn’t begin until that point, you do have a chance to act now on your child’s behalf. Talk to our experienced personal injury legal consultants about acting as a guardian in the courtroom to seek your child’s compensation when it’s rightly needed.
When you’re hurt, your whole life is affected by the aftermath of the accident. Your work life and your home life are in turmoil, and your health is on the line, too. Balancing a legal claim and your recovery isn’t easy. Especially when the at-fault party and their insurance company are trying to pin some of the blame on you, which is common. If you’ve never filed an accident or personal injury claim before, you won’t know what to expect or how to avoid common roadblocks. A personal injury lawyer has years of legal experience. They can walk you through each step and represent you in court if necessary.
Your window of time to file a personal injury lawsuit in Miami is limited. You’ll need to protect your legal rights and file your claim within four years of the accident or injury diagnosis. Although that seems like plenty of time, building a strong injury claim doesn’t happen overnight, making it imperative to contact our lawyers right away.
Your Legal Champions
At Fischer Redavid PLLC, our team of personal injury and accident lawyers is equally focused on your legal experience and the results of your case. We want you to feel understood, cared for, and supported through every step of the legal process, from pre-litigation to post-resolution. With our firm, you’re not just a number, you’re a human being, and we’ll treat you that way.